iCAD Inc. has announced that the FDA approved the integration of its SecondLook Digital tumor detection system with Fuji’s FCRm tomograph. iCAD claims it is the first implementation of computer aided detection technology on top of a digital mammography system, although Medgadget covered Siemens’ announcement of iCAD’s integration into its systems two years ago. (Update below)
From the product brochure:
The unique SecondLook algorithms detect up to 72% of actionable missed cancers an average of 15 months earlier than screening mammography alone. Potential cancers are identified using patented artificial intelligence and pattern recognition technology to analyze images and identify patterns. Sophisticated mathematical analysis identifies and marks suspicious areas without obscuring the underlying image, enabling faster, more accurate reading.
SecondLook Digital provides the most powerful and flexible DICOM connectivity solutions – enhancing digital workflow and enabling seamless integration with acquisition systems, review workstations, and PACS from
leading vendors. Flexible integration options enable CAD results to be viewed on workstations or sent to a plain paper printer. Priority queuing of studies improves clinical efficiency and efficacy by enabling the most
urgent or important studies to be analyzed with CAD first. SecondLook Digital performs CAD analysis on an image in an average of up to just 30 seconds, maximizing throughput and preventing bottlenecks.
Press release: iCAD receives FDA Approval for its SecondLook Digital for use with Fuji’s Digital Mammography System
Product page: SecondLook Digital
Update: In an email, a representative from iCAD corrects our initial confusion: “The write-up questions the statement in iCAD’s release about this being the first application of CAD “with digital mammography”..you are correct to point out that this is not the first application of CAD with DM. However, this refers to the first application of CAD with Computed radiography, a version of digital mammography that is more cost-effective than previous DM systems.”